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The Masters House

(Ref. 1133839)

Albourne near Hurstpierpoint, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "For us, this was a lovely, comfortable 4-day stopover in Sussex, surrounded by beautiful walking paths and excellent places to eat."

    The host gave us handy tips, as well, for checking out Brighton and walks on the South Downs. We highly recommend the Master’s House—a longer stay would be even better.

    Thank you so much for a lovely review . Hope your flight was comfortable on your way to your beautiful City. If you’re ever over again on your travels look us up …. Look after yourselves, From SUNNY UK …… XX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Basia5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is truly an outstanding property, exquisitely decorated and appointed, immaculate and fully equipped."

    It is in an area of outstanding beauty and close to everything you could want to do. The owners are very friendly and went willingly out of their way to package and return a coat we had left behind. This should be a premium listing

    To you both, It was a complete pleasure to meet you. Thank you so much for a wonderful review, that means so much to us. Also a big Thank you for leaving the property so clean & tidy...... Maybe you might come back one day. Thank you again, Tania & jerry XXX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Masters House."

    Situated in a peaceful, rural location yet not far from the main routes for visiting all the local attractions, towns & cities. The property itself is beautifully decorated, comfortable & furnished with everything you need. We hope to return!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and if you return we hope the weather will be better than rain, rain !! XX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2024

  • "When we arrived, it was like heaven, attention to detail."

    it has taken us many years to find a place we could stay, that was clean, where the furniture didn't collapse when you sat on it, the beds comfortable, no springs poking through, and no stained mattress and pillows, and we could bring our dog. The hosts Tania and Jerry so kind. Thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely review XXX Property Owner

    Reviewed by A5.0May 2024

  • "We loved our stay and our hosts made us feel very welcome - they live in the property next door so its easy to check anything with them if you need to."

    The kitchen was well equipped like they actually expect you to cook in it rather than eat out all the time. It really was the best of both worlds - a quiet rural location, but only a few minutes from amenities including the well stocked community shop in Sayers Green. There are some pleasant strolls you can do right from the accommodation. It is also a good base to explore the wider area including visiting Sheffield Park, Leonardslee, Knepp, Borde Hill and Nymans.

    Reviewed by Juliet Rosemary5.0May 2024

  • "We can honestly say that The Master's House is the most delightful property we have rented in recent years - full of quirky detail, and every amenity we could possibly have wished for."

    Jerry and Tania provided us with a lovely welcome pack, and made it clear that if we needed anything or had any questions during our stay, they were very happy to help. There is so much to see in the area that a week was not long enough, so we plan to return before long.

    Thank you for your lovely review. Give me a text as you have left an item in the masters house, I can send it onto you if you like ? Thank you again, Tania & Jerry xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property."

    Very comfortable with lots of interesting nooks, books and decor. Owners very attentive and available to sort out any small issues and provide info on the area. A great base for the Sussex coast.

    Thank you so much for a lovely review. Hope you had an okay trip home!! Thank you again, Tania, Jerry, Leo & Kimba XXX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Mar 2024

  • "This beautiful house is set in the Sussex countryside but within a couple of miles of the A23/London Road."

    The house is immaculately presented, filled with interesting objects and good quality furnishings. Very warm and comfortable with every amenity anyone could desire. We've stayed in many Sykes cottages over the years and this house is the best by far.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review . Your very welcome back anytime. Tania, Jerry , Leo & Kimba XXX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning house."

    Every little detail was of a high standard and there was nothing you needed. The little touches of eggs, milk, wine and chocolates were very appreciated. The hosts were very friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommend this house to anyone.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, maybe one you will both come back & Poppy, best Wishes, Tania & Jerry XXX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful hosts."

    Immaculate cottage lovely location. Perfect. Thank you.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Maybe we will see you again, Happy New year to you both !! XXX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a great stay, despite the awful weather, at this lovely and interesting house, It’s beautifully decorated in a lovely and quiet position towards the end of a lane."

    Hopefully will return in the Spring it will be good to see it in the sunshine!

    Thanks Penny, hopefully the sun will shine !!! See you in May, XXXXX Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Oct 2023

  • "Spacious, well kitted out, very comfortable and in a beautiful location."

    Could not fault a thing. Very dog friendly too. Owners were lovely and left us some things to get us started (wine, cake, eggs, milk etc) which was very kind. On hand if needed but not intrusive at all. I have already recommended it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very comfortable house we got a feeling of being home from home, great ..."

    Very comfortable house we got a feeling of being home from home, great location, beautifully decorated, absolutely loved our stay

    Reviewed by P5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful house."

    Very clean and comfortable. The beds are very good. Extensively equipped. Everything you could need is there, and more. Decorated with care. Really every detail has been thought of. There was a bowl of fresh drinking water for the dog at the outside door when we arrived. . We thought it was perfect!!! We will definitely recommend it to others and want to come back ourselves.

    Thank you so much for your lovely gifts and your beautiful comments. We would love to see you come back and stay in the Master's House and your beautiful doggie... We zien je graag weer terug en bent zo welkom. alvast een super kerst en een fantastisch nieuwjaar, met liefde xxxxxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jolanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fascinating and unusual property attached to the owner's home in a peaceful location."

    Very comfortable and well equipped and provided a great base to explore the area. Some "extras" on arrival was a great touch and we were made to feel very welcome. WiFi worked fine and more than adequate for email, web browsing and occasional streaming on a tablet.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage in a fabulous area of the country."

    Reviewed by Neale5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is well equipped and comfortable."

    We were disappointed that we could not use the larger garden area where our dog could have roamed safely. The Wi-Fi was poor and would not support streaming eg Netflix on the tv.

    We are sorry that you were not happy with the Masters house, the garden you mentioned does not belong to the Masters house this is also written in the guide book. The rear garden belongs to the masters house. I do hope that you and your family enjoyed the amazing dog walks on our doorstep. Netflix is normally ok, but this is a rural location and it can occur on occasion although it's quite rare. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Masters House."

    Beautiful setting and ideal location to explore West Sussex. The accommodation is first class with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "An unique and beautiful house surrounded by beautiful countryside yet close enough to Brighton."

    We had a marvellous 3 day break and left us wanting more. Hosts we're so friendly and appreciated the welcome goodies. Very thoughtful. Definitely be back. #hiddengem xx

    Thank you for the lovely comments , hope you return journey was not to long. love to see you again xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a lovely, well looked after home that has been recently modernised."

    The welcome bottle of prosecco and chocolates was a nice touch and made us feel really welcome. The house was very clean and we loved the interior decor, especially the framed artefacts that were found during the renovation works. The location is down a quaint country lane and is very quiet, although there is a Tesco supermarket about 10min drive away. There are also lots of pubs and restaurants just a short drive away. We had a great week at the Masters house and would definitely recommend it.

    We are really glad that you enjoyed your week at the Master's house.Thank you for a positive feedback, The house was immaculate when you left. We would welcome you back anytime. Tania & Jerry xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at The Masters House very much."

    The property was well proportioned, very comfortable and stocked with everything which you could wish for to ensure a great stay. The hosts were both very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous week in a beautiful and unique property set in a peaceful and pretty location but also within striking distance of many local attractions."

    We were extremely comfortable. The welcome pack was fantastic along with lots of little extras not usually provided in SC accommodation. Thank you. We look forward to returning soon.

    Than you so much for your lovely comments. Look forward to seeing you again. T & J xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2023

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  • A king-size bedrooms with TV and a double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking for 2 cars, that need to be parked behind each other
  • Private rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: There are three steps up to the kitchen area

The property

Hurstpierpoint 1.4 miles.

Nestled in the quaint location of Albourne near Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex is this fantastic, two-bedroom dwelling, The Old School.

As the name implies, this former school house is brimming with original features and character throughout and features an open-plan living space, pet-friendly living and stunning surrounding gardens so you can truly appreciate your rural setting.

Park up and enter your new home-from-home, instantly impressed by the strikingly beautiful sitting area, complete with a blend of traditional and contemporary décor, as well as a TV so you can keep up to date with all your favourite shows or delight in movie nights with your loved ones.

Moving into the kitchen, you’ll find an array of handy appliances, guaranteed to ease your self-catered stay; whip up delicious meals before settling down at the dining table or venture outside to the enclosed garden where you can dine alfresco in amongst the greenery and admire the view.

When the stars appear overhead, escape to the first floor to indulge a long soak in the tub before completing your night-time routine and taking refuge in one of two lovely, king-size bedrooms.

If you can tear yourself away, head into the nearby town of Hurstpierpoint where you’ll find all your nearest conveniences, in addition to historic buildings, quaint shops and inviting cafes, perfect for immersing yourself in the community atmosphere and sampling some local delights!

Visit the magnificent Elizabethean mansion, Danny House, take a tour to discover its rich history, admire the intricate architecture or explore the wonderful gardens that encase the house; if you’re seeking an outdoor adventure, spend the day in the South Downs National Park, hiking the scenic trails and revelling in the unspoiled beauty.

If you’re craving a day at the seaside, take a short car journey to the vibrant city of Brighton, home to its iconic pier, charming lanes filled with characterful pubs and shops, in addition to the stunning Royal Pavilion and bustling seafront.

However you choose to spend your days in West Sussex, do it from the splendid base of The Old School.

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About the location


Brighton 9 miles; Lewes 11 miles.

Hurstpierpoint is a pretty village nestled on the edge of the South Downs National Park, close to the city of Brighton in Sussex. The village comes alive on the first Saturday in July, when it hosts the St Lawrance Fair, which offers a procession of floats with different themes each year, traditional events, such as tug-of-war and a family fun run, as well as fairground rides and a hog roast on the village green. Within a 10 minute drive, or via a ten minute train ride from Hassocks station you can be in the cosmopolitan city of Brighton, from where you can take a stroll along the promenade, or sip coffee as you gaze over the marina with its magnificent boats as they sail in and out. Alternatively, dine alfresco at one of the many bistros or restaurants, indulge in some shopping, or take in a theatre production. For those who are interested in history, Lewes is only a short drive away. Famous for its royal and Tudor connections, this pretty town with its tea rooms and antique shops is a popular place to visit at any time of year. The South Down's Way is on the doorstep, ideal for ramblers and birdwatchers, plus Hickstead, home to British Showjumping and Glyndbourne, famous for its open air concerts are within driving distance, or you may wish to enjoy a round or two at one of the golf courses nearby. Hurstpierpoint has all that you can need for a stay in Sussex.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas